A Hillsborough Street Year in Review 2016

Live and Local: Earth Day

Saturday, April 9, 2016

4 stages, 15 performing acts, and 50 vendors celebrated during Raleigh's largest Earth Day event.

Triangle Taiko
Beer Sponsor: Raleigh Brewing Company

Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thursday, June 6, 2016

Mayor McFarlane, Chancellor Woodson, City Councilor Crowder, and business leaders made remarks and "turned the dirt".


Saturday, August 20, 2016

65,000+ students, alumni, and friends of NC State attended the district's largest event.

Hillsborough Street App Launch

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The free Hillsborough Street App launched with merchant specials, parking maps, and a comprehensive list of events in the district. Available through the Apple Store and Google Play.

Red City Live!

Saturday, September 9, 2016

Stanhope and Valentine Commons residents enjoyed a "Taste of Hillsborough Street" while watching the NC State vs. East Carolina football game on a giant screen.

Live and Local: Bluegrass Festival

September 24-25, 2016

16 performances over two days with a vibrant Kid Zone, 6 food trucks, and 30 arts and crafts vendors.

Art It Up!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dozens of performances and events were held at 14 different locations in the district coinciding with NC State's Open House.

NC State Homecoming Week

October 23-28, 2016

Live It Up! Hillsborough Street partners with the NC State Alumni Association to produce three events during Homecoming Week including the Homecoming Parade, Paint the Town Red, and Community Service Day.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Our Small Business Saturday social media campaign reached over 200,000 impressions and drove 5,000 engagements in just three weeks. This helped boost sales by as much as 264% at participating businesses along Hillsborough Street.

Economic Development Report

Clean and Safe Ambassadors

Our ambassadors work year-round, seven days a week, and under all kinds of weather conditions to keep Hillsborough Street clean and safe.

Hundreds of volunteer hours support our Ambassadors every year, including Service Raleigh, NC State's annual day of service, and 9/11 day of service.

Thank you for another great year on Hillsborough Street!

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